A common question for many is, "Can I lose my salvation?" I've heard both sides of the argument, and only God truly knows a person's heart, but I can share a few thoughts. There is a debate because the Scriptures teach that salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned, but they also offer warnings about falling away. There should be a healthy tension between God's sovereignty and man's responsibility. This issue should not create a spirit of division, elitism, or theological superiority.
Nas may have perfected the art of creative outrage, but his narcissistic behavior has done nothing to prevent the numbness within his soul. Like you, me, and the two thieves on the crosses beside Jesus, Nas has an opportunity to rise above being Satan's boy toy. That's precisely why Jesus gave His life for us, which we celebrate at Easter.
Over the weekend, Senator and pastor Raphael Warnock stirred up theological controversy when he asserted in a now-deleted tweet that the meaning of Easter involves more than Jesus' resurrection and that by helping others, "we are able to save ourselves."
I’m confident that you would say you believe in the existence of hell. But let me ask you: Do you truly believe that the non-Christians you know will spend eternity there? Are you convinced that your neighbors who seem to be living moral lives but do not follow Jesus are in peril of eternal separation from God? If you do, what are you doing to help them choose salvation in Christ? Only 10 percent of Christian churchgoers say they share their faith with a lost person at least once a month. When last did you?